Gulf Times - Basra
Iraqis rebuild wrecked protest camp as violence escalates

Iraqis rebuild wrecked protest camp as violence escalates

Anti-government protesters in the southern Iraqi city of Nassiriya say they will not back down despite the destruction of their camp by gunmen in an attack that left at least two people dead.

Iraqi security forces raid protest camps, 4 killed after Sadr supporters withdraw

Iraqi security forces raid protest camps, 4 killed after Sadr supporters withdraw

Iraqi security forces raided Baghdad's main protest site on Saturday and tried to eject protesters in southern cities, firing tear gas and bullets killing four people and wounding dozens more, police and medical sources said.

Iraqi protesters rally after night of arson attacks

Iraqi protesters rally after night of arson attacks

Iraqi anti-government protesters again hit the streets Wednesday, angered by an activist's death and an attempt on the life of a popular TV satirist.

Security forces kill eight in Iraq protests

Security forces kill eight in Iraq protests

Security forces opened fire on protesters in Baghdad and several cities in southern Iraq on Sunday, killing at least eight people and wounding dozens of others

Iraqi forces kill four protesters, cleric warns of crisis

Iraqi forces kill four protesters, cleric warns of crisis

Iraqi security forces killed four protesters in Baghdad on Friday and forcibly dispersed activists blocking the main port near Basra

Iraqi protesters block gate to Khor al-Zubair port

Iraqi protesters block gate to Khor al-Zubair port

Protesters have blocked the entrance to Iraq's Khor al-Zubair commodities port near Basra, preventing trucks from entering, port officials told Reuters on Tuesday

Strikes resume in Iraq to bolster anti-regime protests

Strikes resume in Iraq to bolster anti-regime protests

Iraqis flooded the streets of the capital and southern cities on Sunday in a general strike that bolstered the weeks-long movement demanding a government overhaul.

Staff evacuated as rocket strikes near foreign oil firms in Iraq

Staff evacuated as rocket strikes near foreign oil firms in Iraq

A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday, including US energy giant ExxonMobil, wounding three people and threatening to further escalate US-Iran tensions in the region.

Iraq regrets US decision to close consulate in Basra

Iraq regrets US decision to close consulate in Basra

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry on Saturday regretted that United States has decided to pull its diplomats from Iraq's southern city of Basra.

Basra airport targeted by rocket fire as violent protests grip Iraq

Basra airport targeted by rocket fire as violent protests grip Iraq

Iraqi security sources said three Katyusha rockets fired by unknown assailants had hit the perimeter of the airport, although no damage or casualties had been reported.

One protester dead, 25 injured in Basra clashes

One protester dead, 25 injured in Basra clashes

One protester died and 25 more were injured during violent clashes on with security forces on Wednesday night in Iraq's southern oil hub Basra, local health and security sources said.

UN's Iraq envoy calls for calm after bloody day in Basra

UN's Iraq envoy calls for calm after bloody day in Basra

The United Nations envoy to Iraq called Wednesday for "calm" in Basra, after six died in the bloodiest day of protests over poor public services in the southern city.